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Fengyun-4A Satellite Begins to Serve Asia Pacific Users
SOURCE: China Space News     UPDATED: 2018-05-09

BEIJING, May 4 (China Space News) -- China's new geostationary meteorological satellite Fengyun-4 has begun serving users in the Asia Pacific region from Tuesday.

The FY-4A, the first of China's second-generation geostationary weather satellite, will send satellite data and products to the customers in Southeast Asia, East Asia and Oceania besides China itself, which will help improve their capacity in meteorological disaster prevention and reduction.

The satellite, launched on Dec. 11, 2016, is also China's first quantitative remote-sensing satellite in high orbit. It is enabled with vertical atmospheric sounding and microwave detection capabilities to address 3D remote sensing at geostationary altitudes.